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Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 page. We will keep this page updated with key news and information about our curriculum.

Welcome back to Summer Term!

Core notices:

Homework is postponed this week as we want pupils to focus on times tables with their assessment window now open. 

Living things

States of matter

Swimming has now finished. 4DH to do indoor PE on a Tuesday now and 4BS to do it on a Wednesday. 

Outdoor PE to remain on a Friday. 

-Ukuleles lessons every Monday as it was last term. 

It is really important that every child has a pair of indoor shoes that they are able to change into when in the classroom. With the cold, wet weather, the playground and outdoor spaces are much wetter and muddier this time of year. Having a pair of indoor shoes will ensure that the classrooms stay clean and comfortable environments for the children to learn in.

Key Documents

Overview of year- click

If you missed the curriculum evening, please have a look through the ppt by clicking here. Feel free to arrange a chat if there is anything you wish to discuss further. 

Spelling:

Below is an overview of the core spellings we learn this year:

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

PE and Swimming:

Our day for indoor PE is Wednesday. On this day, children need to bring their indoor PE kit to school in a bag. Mr Healey's class is going swimming in the Autumn term and so will need their swimming kits in school on Wednesday instead of their indoor PE kit.

Our day for outdoor PE is Friday. On this day, children can come to school wearing their outdoor PE kit and remain in their kit for the day.

Homework and Spellings

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in on the following Friday.

Spellings will also be set on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. 

Reading Diaries

Children are encouraged to read at least three times a week with an adult. Teachers will check reading diaries weekly in order to check that children are reading regularly. Reading diaries will be checked on a Monday.

Times tables practise 

We encourage weekly practise of timetables. There are regular tournaments and challenges which we set the children through the Times Tables Rockstars website -Times Tables Rock Stars (ttrockstars.com)Children will take home a letter explaining this website and have their own usernames and passwords. Teachers can use this website to set individualised timetables for each child to practise based on their performance in weekly class assessments. 

R.E. and P.S.H.E

This half-term, in R.E. lessons, children will be studying a unit of work on Hinduism. In P.S.H.E. lessons, children will be covering topics regarding staying safe in the wider world and dealing with increased responsibility as they get older.

Week beginning: 17th June

Literacy: 

This week, we will be beginning our new unit which is based on a book called, 'The Flood'. It is a lovely book and is unusual in the sense that it has no words, only images to tell the story.

To begin with, children will use their inference skills to help them tell the story, looking for details which help them understand what is happening and how the characters are feeling.

We will then look at the difference between formal and informal tones when writing, as children will be working towards writing an informal diary entry based upon the experiences of the characters in the books.

Maths: 

To begin this week, we will be recapping knowledge from Years 2 and 3 regarding telling the time. We will ensure that children are confident recognising o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times before moving on to recap telling the time to five minutes and then, to the minute.

Once secure with this, we will progress to converting analogue to digital times and vice versa in addition to converting between 12 hour and 24 hour clocks.

 

 

 

Geography: We will finish the topic on Earthquakes by exploring the interaction of tectonic plates. 

ICT: We will continue our new topic on coding games.

Science: we will continue our topic on circuits. This will be the first lesson we get the circuits equipment out.  

Art: We will continue to work on water colour techniques to create an image of a tsunami

PE: Indoor PE: yoga 

Outdoor PE: cricket

 

 

 

 


 

 

Take a look at our curriculum in action.

 

Romans 

We had an amazing Roman day at Lunt Fort. We learnt about the life of a Roman Legionary and even had a go at different shield formations.

Making Roman heads of Caesar and sketching faces.